Joshua Kurlantzick is senior fellow for Southeast Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations. His latest book, “Beijing’s Global Media Offensive: China’s Uneven Campaign to Influence Asia and the World” is available now from Oxford University Press. Radi…Continue Reading
Adam Makos, the author of “Devotion,” who visited North Korea in 2013 to negotiate the retrieval of a Korean War soldier’s remains, hopes to return to continue efforts to recover the remains of Jesse Brown, the U.S. Navy’s first black carrier pilot.
COLOMBO– Sri Lanka’s Department of Meteorology, yesterday issued an advisory for severe lightning, in parts of the country for the coming 24 hours. The department said, the lightning will be accompanied by strong winds and thundershowers, advising the public to take adequate precautions to minimise damages caused by lightning. The department said that, […]Continue Reading
JAKARTA– A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s western province of West Java yesterday, but did not trigger a tsunami, the meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency reported. The agency had first reported the quake with 6.4-magnitude, and it has now been revised to 6.1 magnitude, head of quake and tsunami mitigation division of the agency, Daryono, […]Continue Reading
VIENTIANE– Lao Deputy Prime Minister, Sonexay Siphandone, yesterday, hailed the Laos-China railway as a pride of Laos. When addressing a gathering, to review the operation of the railway, that went optional on Dec 3, 2021, Sonexay said, the cross-border railway, a landmark project of Laos-China friendship, is a strategic project to convert Laos from […]Continue Reading
OVERVIEW: According to the Mount Semeru Volcano Observation Post (PPGA) at Gunung Sawur, Poncosumo Hamlet, Sumberwuluh Village, volcanic activity was recorded starting at 0344 HRS UTC+7. PPGA Pos Gunung Sawur then reported at 0355 HRS UTC+7 that volcanic ash from hot cloud avalanches was observed. According to the reports, hot cloud avalanches at 0355 HRS […]Continue Reading
Indonesia’s Mount Semeru erupted Sunday, spewing hot ash clouds a mile into the sky, prompting authorities to raise the volcano’s alert status to the highest level. The eruption of the highest mountain on Indonesia’s main island of Java around 800 kilometers southeast of the capital of Jakarta sparked evacuations of nearby villages. The increased threat […]Continue Reading